Thomas A. Jones

Published 2:11 pm Friday, August 26, 2011

Aug. 21, 1933 –

Aug. 25, 2011

The funeral service for Thomas A. Jones, 78, will be held at 2 p.m., on Sunday, Aug. 28, 2011 at Hammock Springs Free Will Baptist Church with the Rev. Gary Smith officiating. Interment will follow at Hammock Springs Free Will Baptist Church Cemetery in Donalsonville, with Joshua Merritt, Chad Warren, Brian Warren, Jeff Jones, SMSgt. Frank Geslak, and Col. Gary Breedlove serving as active pallbearers. Full military honors will be provided by the U.S. Air Force Honor Guard from Tyndall Air Force Base.

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The family will receive friends from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 27, 2011, at Ivey Funeral Home.

Mr. Jones was born August 21, 1933, in Bainbridge, the son of Zacharia Jones and Mollie Myrtle Montcreif Jones. He died Thursday, Aug. 25, 2011, at his residence. He was a graduate of Seminole County High School and earned a degree from Bainbridge College. Mr. Jones was a retired technical sergeant in the U.S. Air Force. He formerly worked with Bainbridge Public Safety, the Decatur County Sheriff’s Office, Texpar, and Federal State Inspection Services.

Mr. Jones was preceded in death by his daughter, Jamie Lee Jones; and his brothers, Benjamin Jones and David Jones.

Survivors include his wife of 12 years, Robin Jones of Bainbridge; his sons, Joshua Merritt of Donalsonville, and Shawn Jones of Bainbridge; his daughter, Jessica Merritt of Bainbridge; and his brother, Bob Jones, and his wife, Janice, of Donalsonville.

Ivey Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.